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WMC Meditation and Dharma Discussion: Every Sun., 7-9:15 p.m., at the Buddhist Vihara, 5017 16th Street NW, Washington, DC. Sitting and walking meditation and a brief taped dharma talk by Thich Nhat Hanh, followed by discussion. Everyone is welcome. More info: 301-681-1036; or send us an e-mail.

Live Dharma! Throughout the year, the WMC hosts dharma teachers during our Sun. evening meditation and dharma discussion meetings.

Community Potluck: First Sun. each month, 5:15-6:45 p.m. Please bring a vegetarian dish to pass, your own plate or bowl, utensils, and napkin. Tea will be provided.

Dharma Classes: Third Sun. each month, 5:45-6:45 p.m., before the evening sit. An opportunity to look deeper into a particular topic of mindfulness in a small group setting. To volunteer to lead a class, see page 5.

WMC Newcomer Orientation: Last Sun. each month, 6-7 p.m., before the regular sitting; a time to ask questions about sitting and walking meditation, bells, gathas, other aspects of mindfulness practice. Open to all, especially newcomers. Informal orientation available on other Sundays; call or e-mail to arrange.

WMC Winter Retreat: Jan. 21-23, 2005; Charter Hall, Perryville, Md., on the Susquehanna river (see p.5).

OTHER D.C. AREA SANGHAS

Mindfulness Practice Center of Fairfax (MPCF): At the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, Va. Morning sitting & walking meditation: Mon.-Fri., 8:15 a.m. Mid-day meditation: Thurs., noon. Mindful movement: Tues., 4:15 p.m. Evening meditation: Thurs., 7:30 p.m. Please call 703-938-1377 to confirm. More info: www.mpcf.org.

MPCF Practicing the Art of Mindful Living: All-day workshops with meditation teachers Anh-Huong and Thu Nguyen; donation: $30-50; Nov. 20, Dec. 4, 2004.

MPCF Retreat: Cultivating True Love, a weekend retreat with Anh-Huong Nguyen and Thu Nguyen; Dec. 10-12, 2004; Claymont Court, Charles Town, West Virginia.

Arlington Mindfulness Practice: Meditation Mondays at 7:30. Contact Peter Guerrero, 703-820-1524.

Bethesda Mindfulness Practice: Tues. & Thurs., 7-8 a.m. More info: 301-897-3648. Columbia Mindfulness Practice: First Mon. each month, 7-8:30 p.m.; contact Judy Colligan, 410-730-4712.

Still Water Mindfulness Practice Center: Sitting meditation and reading: Mon., Wed., Fri., 6:30-7:30 a.m.; sitting meditation and other mindfulness practices: Thurs., 7:30 p.m.; at Crossings - Center for Healing Traditions, 8505 Fenton Street, Suite 202, Silver Spring, Md. (above Whole Foods Market). Contact Mitchell Ratner, 301-270-8353, www.stillwatermpc.org.

Still Water Young and Mindful Group: sitting, discussion, and support for 20 to mid-30 year-olds in the mindfulness community. For more information, contact Ben Keeler, or 202-364-0694.

Still Water Mindfulness for Caregivers Group: sitting, discussion and support. Contact Scott Schang.

Boat of Compassion (Thuyen Tu) Sangha: Mindful day, first Sat. each month, 10-5 p.m., except April and October, when mindful retreat is held. Giac Hoang Temple, 5401 16th St. NW; more info: 703-938-9606, 301-294-7966, www.crpcv.org/thuyentu.

Capitol Hill Mindfulness Practice: Sitting meditation Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri., 7-8 a.m., at Capitol Hill Yoga Center, 221 5th St. NE; Wed., 7:30-8:30 p.m., at Healing Arts of Capitol Hill, 320 G St. NE; contact Mary Hillebrand.

Annapolis Mindfulness Practice: Thurs., 7-8:30 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, 333 Dubois Rd.; contact Art Hanson, 410-216-9551.

Baltimore Fresh Breeze Mindfulness Sangha: Sat., 8:30-10:15 a.m., Govans Presbyterian Church, 5824 York Road, Baltimore; contact Carol Fegan, 410-583-7798.

Reisterstown Mindfulness Practice/Lotus Heart Sangha: Practice Day: Sunday, 8:30-10:30 a.m. at The Peace of Mind Yoga Studio, 317R Main Street, Reisterstown, Maryland; contact Michael Goodman, 410-833-6685, www.lotusheartsangha.com.

Lotus Heart Sangha Day of Mindfulness: "Calming Our Minds, Gladdening Our Hearts," Sun., Dec. 5, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., The Pearlstone Retreat Center, 5425 Mt. Gilead Rd., Reisterstown, Md. Suggested donation: $30-50.

Interfaith Peace Walks: Monthly silent peace walk around the White House, organized by the Washington Buddhist Peace Fellowship. Second Sunday of the month, 1 p.m., meet in the center of Lafayette Park, across from White House. Contact Anne-Marie Urban.

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